Welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s most exciting and diverse metropolis.
The country’s cultural capital is a city of style, sport, art, and dining. Stately Gold Rush architecture blends seamlessly with edgy street art and hip galleries. Trendy coffee shops and independent bookstores mix with iconic music venues, buzzing bars and boutique shopping.
There are gardens for the outdoorsy, races and stadiums for the sports-mad, and more laneway eateries than a foodie could ever hope to feast at.
Every traveller knows that the best way to experience a city is to do as the locals do, so skip the hotel on your next trip and book of the best Melbourne Airbnbs.
#1 Bayside Designer Home | Brighton East
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, this super sleek bayside home in Brighton East offers Scandanavian inspired luxury within walking distance of the famous bathing boxes on Brighton Beach. Too pale to tan? Never mind, this open-plan home in situated near the designer restaurants and shops that line Church and Bay streets.
#2 Central City Warehouse Apartment | Melbourne CBD
Right in the heart of the city, this warehouse apartment offers everything from wide open spaces and sunken space bath to a swing in the living room (we’ll leave how to use it up to you). It’s a minute walk away from some of Melbourne’s classiest bars and restaurants but with all that space to play, making it undoubtedly one of the best Melbourne Airbnbs.
#3 Luxury Apartment On Chapel Street | Prahran
“Trendy” is one word to describe this polished apartment in one of Melbourne’s sleekest suburbs, Prahran. Fitted out with luxe leather lounges and a home office for the all those workaholics out there, it looks over Chapel street from a large balcony that perfect for winding down with a wine or five.
#4 Cool Bachelor Pad | Windsor
Epitomising inner-city styling with smart finishes and polished decor, this one-bedroom bachelor pad is the kind of space made for classy cocktail parties as well as more intimate get-togethers. With Chapel street on your doorstep, there are plenty of award winning cafes and restaurants to charm and woo your date(s).
#5 LUXICO | Hawthorne
Welcome to paradise! Don’t let the Victorian facade fool you, this renovated luxury home is no expenses spared. Decked out with a private pool, paved outdoor entertaining area and high-end finishes, you’ll feel like a A-lister on holiday.
#6 Awesome Converted Church | Northcote
A space for reverence no more, this converted church is now packed with everything you need to be a master of entertainment, from a pool table to a small bar area and a two tiered deck offering unbridled panoramic city views. Accommodating eight people, it is one of the best Melbourne Airbnbs as the ultimate party house for irreverent group holidays.
#7 Skyview Studio | Coburg
We’re digging the B & O speakers that make this studio apartment one of the coolest we’ve seen. The sleek Italian kitchen design is perfect for whipping up impressive dinners for you and your date but the cool road sign art reminds your guest that it remains a man pad at heart.
#8 The Stable | Carlton
A holiday house for a man’s man down to the bare brick walls and exposed wooden beams. Robust and masculine, it’s a stones throw from restaurants and bars to keep you fed and watered.
#9 Cool Converted Warehouse | Fitzroy
If a rooftop terrace isn’t enough to have you salivating over this cool converted warehouse, then maybe a jacuzzi will. Surrounded by bustling bars, cafes and restaurants, the open plan makes it a great option for groups. Oh, and did we mention the Blu-Ray home theatre?
#10 Raw Luxury Home | Richmond
This three-storey terrace is Melbourne to a tee; from the requisite coffee machine to the edgy bare brick walls. Huge industrial sliding doors open onto a patio area with bench seating and views of the city, beckoning you to sample Melbourne’s nightlife.